Rafael S Bisinotto

Rafael S Bisinotto

Assistant Professor

Department: Large Animal Clinical Sciences
Business Phone: (352) 226-4175
Business Email: rsbisinotto@ufl.edu


National Milk Producers Federation Richard M. Hoyt Award
2015 · American Dairy Science Association

Research Profile

Areas of Interest
  • Biology of reproduction (embryo development, maintenance of pregnancy, and genetic control of reproduction)
  • Dairy production medicine with emphasis on uterine health
  • Reproductive management in dairy herds and programs for timed artificial insemination


Jun 2020 ACTIVE
Impact of fertility-based selection on key physiological pathways that control reproduction in dairy cattle
US DEPT OF AG NATL INST OF FOOD AND AG · Principal Investigator
Jul 2019 ACTIVE
Assessment of Efficacy of a Bovine Metritis IL-8 Immunomodulator in Multiparous Dairy Cattle Under Field Conditions
Jun 2019 – Jan 2020
Integrating host genome and rumen microbiome to improve milk production efficiency in dairy cattle
Feb 2019 ACTIVE
Comparison of reproductive performance of dairy cattle following a multivalent modified live postpartum vaccine protocol or multivalent killed pre partum vaccine protocol
ELANCO ANIMAL HEALTH · Principal Investigator
Nov 2018 ACTIVE
Test of a new superovulatory drug (compound X by Merck Animal Health) for cattle
Oct 2018 – Oct 2019
Strategies to extend sperm cell lifespan and improve fertility outcomes in dairy heifers
IMV TECH · Principal Investigator
Jun 2018 ACTIVE
Evaluation of proestrus characteristics, hormonal profile, and interval to ovulation in Holstein heifers treated with different formulations of prostaglandin F2a
MERCK ANIMAL HEALTH · Principal Investigator
May 2017 – Dec 2019
A possible role for interleukin 8 during adaptation to lactation
CORNELL UNIV · Principal Investigator


Postdoctoral Associate
2015 · Cornell University
PhD – Animal Sciences
2014 · University of Florida
MS – Animal Molecular and Cellular Biology
2010 · University of Florida
2007 · University of São Paulo

Contact Details

(352) 226-4175

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